Various - The Synthi Group Vol. 2 (ca345)
, space music
, repetitive music
, synth noise
The Synthi Group is back for the second installment of their ongoing Electronic Music Studio (EMS) instrument centered compilations. With the popularity of Vol. I, downloaded over 41,000 times, it was made clear that an interest exists for the unique sound of EMS machinery. Vol. II continues the DIY ethic of the first, encapsulating a diverse array of sounds from ultrasonic frequencies and spring reverb howls to rubbery logic sequences and colliding inverted ramp oscillators.
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The members presenting their own manipulations and interpretations of the Synthi. Encompassing elements from vintage analog, ambient, glitch and experimental, both beginners and aficionados of electronic music alike will find interest in the varying styles presented here. Available through Clinical Archives, the Synthi Group: Vol. II must not be missed. Bleep.
Title: Flirtation In Paradise (The Apple And The Snake)
Device: EMS Synthi-AKS (all sounds, except strings), Elka Rhapsody (strings),
Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo, Roland SRV-330 (reverbs) and SDE-330 (delay);
sequences controlled by DotCom Q960 sequencer (with COTK-961D) via Digitana
CV/Gate to Synthi controller box; recorded and processed digitally via Cubase 5.1
Genre: Space Music / Ambient / Experimental
Title: Le Feu de Saint-Elme
Device: Ems Synthi A / Ems Universal sequencer / Ems Synthi Hifli /
Tenori / Philips Philicorda / Maracas / Jen pianotone / Organ & Bass
Accordion sounds/Pro-one. (First drone : osc from synthi A thru synthi
filter and mos lab filter bank, sequences made by the synthi A with
Universal Sequencer, Tenori Bass sequence fed into the Synthi Hifli,
Philicorda fed into Synthi A / Filter / Env / Reverb, gated by
Universal sequencer,Pro-one arpeggio).
Genre: Repetitive music
Artist: Frequency in cycles per second
Title: Proto-Raum (unreleased track from "Aerosol" album - now
available on iTunes)
Device: EMS Synthi AKS, EMS Soundbeam.
Title: Schizoland 9
Device: EMS Synthi AKS, Korg Stage Echo, Revox B77, composed in 1979.
Title: diode malfunktion
Device: EMS Synthi AKS Mk1, Elektron Machinedrum UW SPS1 Mk2, Roland
SH-101. Further processing and recording through Apple Logic Pro.
Genre: Glitch / Electro / Experimental
Artist: Sam Samshuijzen aka SamZen
Title: One of these Imps
Device: modified EMS Synthi AKS
Making: One-take improvisation
Genre: Electronic MUX
Comment: recorded in 1977, re-mastered from tape 2009.
Location: Studio Denkraam, the Netherlands
Title: Vayu Somnium
Device: All sounds made entirely with a single VCS3 controlled by a
TKS , and an EMS RVG.Some delay effects used on some tracks and slight
overall reverb added to the master for ambience.
Artist: Green Line
Title: Deodar Road
Device: EMS Synthi AKS
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Device: EMS VCS 3 MK I, ARP 2600, loop devices. Performed and recorded
live in concert at Nacht der Klänge, Bielefeld University, 29th may
2009. Genre: doombient
Artists: La Guerre Des Boutons (Trap & Zoid, Djp, Boeuf Stroganoff)
Title: 6eme sens giratoire
Devices: (ab)used during the session
Synths : EMS Synthi AKS (with Digitana interfaces), Analogue Systems-
Doepfer-Livewire modular system,DIY mysterious evolutive electronic
music boxes, Korg MS-10 and SQ-10, Roland SH-101 and JX3Pv Effects :
Aria AD-10, Electro-Harmonix Nano Small Stone, Boss CE-1 Improvised
November 7th 2009 during a jam session Recorded live with Edirol
R-09HR Lightly edited with Audacity
Artist: Head Boggle
Title: Ampulla Synthi Mumbo
Time: 2min 47sec
Device: EMS Synthi A
Genre: Synth Noise
Location: San Francisco, Calif. USA
Artist: Johan Schurer
Device: EMS Synthi AKS, Analog Delay
Recorded in two pieces entirely using the Synthi's spring reverb.
Location: The Netherlands
Artist: Jonathan Fitoussi
Title: Music For Synthi
Device: EMS Synthi AKS / Nagra IV-S
Title: Metal Aliens Lap Dance
Device: EMS Synthi A
Device: EMS Synthi AKS and Blippoo Box
Artist: George Kayavis
Device: VCS3 MK II , EMS 256 universal sequencer, one take recorded
onto logic no effects used. this tune is sort of a tribute to the
Title: unsound structures
Device: EMS Synthi AKS treated by EMS Soundbeam recorded via RME
Fireface, processed digitally through ProTools.
Artists: Nicholas D. Kent and John Blackford
Device: Synthi AKS (x2), Moogerfooger MF-104 Delay, Blacet Time Machine
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